Merry Meet 2016
Aug 11 -14, 2016, (Thurs – Sun)
Fairfield Inn & Suites, San Jose Airport in CA
MerryMeet is the annual gathering for Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) and includes two days of workshops, rituals, lectures, local vendors and entertainment. Concurrently, during MerryMeet, the Covenant conducts its annual business meeting known as Grand Council (GC). GC is the forum for its members (covens and solitaries) to engage in a consensus process to discuss issues relevant to the operations of CoG, review national bylaw changes necessary in a changing world, to decide matters which require deliberation by the full membership and elect the national board of officers. Grand Council provides a unique opportunity to observe the process of decision-making utilizing the consensus process.
Register for MerryMeet online or mail Registrations. Rates are: $40 a day or $80 for 2 or more days, you can change the quantity to add more people at PayPal. To register go to CoG MerryMeet for more information. Or, consider printing the following PDF form and mailing to the address listed.
PDF Registration Form
Mail to: MerryMeet 2016, % Ancient Ways, 4075 Telegraph Ave., Oakland CA 94609
Thursday: Register on site and attend the Leadership Institute on “The Future of Witchcraft” with a panel and discussion groups on the Direction of Witchcraft in general along with specific areas of interest. Details TBA.
Thursday: Virtual attendees (please contact, email@example.com) to hook into the connection and trouble shoot any possible issues.
Friday and Saturday: Grand Council and assorted workshops especially on Saturday. Details TBA soon
ALERT! – Deadline July 10 for room reservations. We will try to get that date extended and our room block made larger as their inventory permits.
Guests may call the Fairfield Inn, San Jose Airport toll-free central reservation number: 1-800-228-2800 and request the Covenant of the Goddess group rate by July 10. (Email Glenn if you have any problems.)
When making the room reservation, be clear that it is for the San Jose AIRPORT location in CA. Additionally, when making a hotel reservation, one member was quoted the wrong price. Here are the contracted prices for our hotel room block:
Wed. – 1 K bed – $132; 2 Q beds – $149; Th. thru Sat – 1 K bed – $114; 2 Q beds – $134 plus about $20 a night for tax etc.
The hotel Fairfield Inn & Suites, San Jose Airport in CA has a free shuttle to and from the airport and free parking. Guest rooms range from $114 – 149 – as a business hotel their rates for Wed are higher than the weekend rate A complimentary full breakfast comes with a room along with a frig and microwave in each room. Guests may call the Fairfield Inn, San Jose Airport toll-free central reservation number: 1-800-228-2800 and request the Covenant of the Goddess group rate by July 10. (Email Glenn if you have any problems.)
For non-hotel guests and other meals, there is a Chipotle, Vietnamese and Chinese places, a Subway along with a Starbucks and a Chevron mini-mart (open 24h.) – all within a half block. The light rail across the street can take people towards downtown San Jose for other food options.
The Palm Terrace (Breakfast room) is ours from noon to 10pm; it’s adjacent to the pool and there is a small outdoor sitting area. All our MM members can use the pool. The hotel Breakfast room will be great for vendors and classes. This comfy place can be used for an evening reception and ritual; there is a possibility for an outdoor ritual around the pool adjacent to the area. We have exclusive use of the Palm Terrace room afternoon and share the pool area with other hotel guests.
For CoG’s Grand Council the Garden Terrace room is a separate building between the hotel and the restaurants. Virtual attendance will be set up there.
NCLC has already started sharing ideas for the Leadership Institute on Thursday, “The Future of Witchcraft”. We think discussions of the Direction of Witchcraft in general along with specific areas of interest might be a good focus.
Workshops will be held on Thursday in both the Garden Terrace and Palm Terrace and additional workshops Friday and Saturday in the Palm Terrace. For info on presenting a workshop, or Vending: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessed be, Glenn Turner, National 2nd Officer of Covenant of the Goddess